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Address: Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 5 5153480
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Description: This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés...
This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.
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A monument itself, the museum is the oldest non-military novo-hispanic structure in Mexico

Built in 1535 by Hernan Cortés, the palace is one of the oldest European-style, civil constructions in the Americas, but is executed in Renaissance style. The series of arches of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Tucson, AZ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Built in 1535 by Hernan Cortés, the palace is one of the oldest European-style, civil constructions in the Americas, but is executed in Renaissance style. The series of arches of the central terrace, the battlements, and the thick walls are the most representative aspects of the original construction. It is said that this residence looks much like the mansion built... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I adore Diego Rivera's murals and can sit and look at them for a very long time. The Palacio has several rooms with museum-type artifacts, but, for me the Diego Rivera murals are the highlight.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Is a must see, is right there in the middle of the city, it was build by the request of Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico, and later was use by Maximiliano. Today is a museum and has beautiful Murals painted by Diego Rivera, which I love because it describes the history of Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have always been a huge fan of Diego Rivera and the fact that his artwork is displayed in this museum is amazing. It was always a dream of mine to visit this historical site and it was definitely worth the trip. The palace has been beautifully preserved and the artifacts are extremely interesting. We chose to pay a tour... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Definitely worth an hour or two for a visit if you are in Centro. Lots of interesting things to see from the history of the area. Most of the signs are in Spanish but one main one in each room has English as well. The building is great and there is a room detailing the additions and renovations over the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Museum has a great collection of colonial artifacts. Worth admission and an hour or two of your time. The Rivera mall they have on the second floor is beautiful.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This site is over 500 years old and features a wonderful Diego Rivera mural near the entrance. There are some stairs and bathrooms are on the outside. No designated parking area since it is right in the Zocalo, so I always take a cab or bus to not worry about parking. After you are there, so many other places close... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

In the center of Cuernavaca, this is a must visit. The palace architecture, the exhibits, and the educational value are all very great. A wonderful place to learn about the history of Mexico and the local area. The attached book store is one of the better examples of its kind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Right at the Zocalo, close to a craft market, wonderful way to learn about local and Mexican history. It brings the culture to life.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Palacio de Cortes is a must. I have been there for either art, exhibitions or many cultural events. You can smell live history here, the echo is quite impressive and so is the entire venue.

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